Why study this course?
Designed in conjunction with senior aviation managers, the Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc degree course recognises the demand in today’s international aviation community for graduates with sound business skills and a good understanding of the entire aviation system. Aviation is an exciting industrial sector that ranges from the technological excellence of aviation engineering to the management of global airlines and airports.
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This multidisciplinary course will focus on giving you a firm academic base in the core disciplines of aviation management, with a particular focus on the international business setting. It will help you develop an understanding of the global business environment in which airlines and airports operate through the study of economics, human resources, marketing and finance.
Integral to this course is the development of essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a high-ranking aviation professional in a number of possible career routes, including airline operations management, engineering management and airline strategy. The lecturers have excellent links with members of the aviation community and they’re perfectly placed to offer you career advice specific to the sector.
Emphasis is placed on advancing your decision-making skills on an operational, international and strategic level. Although you’ll specialise in airline, airport and aviation management, the course will also equip you with transferable skills that are necessary for a career in international business management. These skills are developed through engagement with real-life and virtual business challenges, providing you with the opportunity to study core aspects of management and leadership that are relevant in business.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit major international airlines, airports and commercial aircraft manufacturers. London’s location is close to the UK headquarters of a number of leading aviation companies, such as Boeing and Bombardier, and a short distance from all major London airports such as Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton and Stansted. Owing to the location and links with the industry, we often welcome visiting lecturers from airlines, airports, maintenance organisations, consultancy organisations and aircraft manufacturers.
The dynamic Aviation Society will introduce you to university life, organise regular trips and invite guest speakers to the University. The priorities are educational resources and the quality of teaching. In addition to the University’s extensive facilities and resources, you’ll have access to database services, aviation journals and magazines appropriate to aviation management studies.
You’ll be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society’s regular lectures and events throughout your studies.
Most universities also have links with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which is a professionally focused partner for the aviation sector. Membership of CILT will be strongly encouraged.